L.A. Kauffman is the author of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism.
She has spent more than 30 years immersed in radical movements, as a
journalist, historian, organizer, and strategist. Her writings on
grassroots activism and social movement history have been published in The Nation, The Progressive, Mother Jones, the Village Voice, and many other outlets. She served as executive editor for the radical theory journal Socialist Review and as an award-winning national political columnist for SF Weekly,
focusing on dissent and activism. Kauffman was the mobilizing
coordinator for the massive February 15, 2003 antiwar protest in New
York City. She continued in this role through the years of major antiwar
protests, including those that greeted the 2004 Republican National